Gadget of the Day – Bioloid

So you've got Lego Mindstorms patrolling your front door and you've taught Robosapien to burp on sight, but still your robo lust is not satiated.Well,

So you've got Lego Mindstorms patrolling your front door and you've taught Robosapien to burp on sight, but still your robo lust is not satiated.Well, our robophile friend, you've come to the right news page, because the chap on the left taking a well-aimed judo chop at inferior robot-kind is the incredibly versatile Bioloid.An intermediary between the mere 'toy' version and the type of bot you need a programming degree to operate, the mechanical man has so far been tricky to get hold of outside his native Korea but has now landed at gadget emporium Think Geek.Arriving in kit form, the system can be assembled to make the default humanoid or several other standard guises from puppy to crab. But with 18 motorised servos all waiting to be programmed via the bundled software, you can create pretty much anything.Several example programs will help your mechanical mate walk, avoid obstacles and respond to sound but the rest of his repertoire is up to you.He may be pricey, but with a little perseverance he'll be serving you snacks and assembling flat pack furniture while you crack open another cold one. That's the life.

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Bioloid Price: $900 + shipping On sale: Now Contact: Think Geek Related stories: Spyke unleashed at the British Toy Fair